Hunters are reminded to stay off of private property. A Dryden resident has been fined $1,500 by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, after trespassing and hunting on private property.

Court heard that on Nov. 25, 2017, Shawn Gartner was hunting in the Dryden area and shot a white-tailed deer. Conservation officers responded to a trespass complaint two days later and were able to identify the property where the deer was shot. 

After further investigation, officers determined that Gartner shot the deer with archery equipment on a small parcel of land, but the deer ran onto private property. Gartner tracked down the deer but did not have permission to be on the private property.

Gartner plead guilty and was fined $1,500 for entering private property without permission for the purpose of hunting. 

To report a natural resources violation, call the MNRF TIPS line at 1-877-847-7667 or contact your local ministry office. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). 

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